Up first tonight:
Little Angels Prayers for Every Day
Roma Downey with Illustrator Lisa Reed
To be honest, I wasn't aware that Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel series from years ago) had ventured into books for children. I honestly didn't know what to expect.
Instantly, upon opening the package, both of the little ones I provide child care for were drawn to the book. Instantly! It was like a magnet!
Before I even had a chance to actually read it to them, they were entranced! They both (18-20 months old) turned the pages and began "talking" about everything they saw on the pages. I just sat back and smiled! It was precious. They both were more vocal than I'd heard to date.
I initially was impressed with the quality of the book. Excellent for little hands! I wasn't expecting a board book with thick pages and heavy duty cover. It definitely can take being handled by little hands!
Then---once I began to read it, they loved it. They were mesmerized!
The book is a series of short little, rhyming prayers. Catchy and cute.
I LOVE how they are grouped according to topic! For example: prayers for help, comfort, meals, bedtime, praise, etc...
An example of one from the "Praise" section:
I just want to tell everyone about the joy you bring. I'm happy just to know you, Lord. You make me want to sing!
Over and over, we've been reading them. I look forward to spending time repeating the catchy little prayers with the "littles" often.
It was definitely a nice surprise to have a product to review that literally, instantly, brought such joy to their little lives! I'm thrilled to know that it's a precious tool to instill more of the goodness of God in their little hearts as they learn and grow! Even my six year old has picked it up several times to read it and it just makes me smile!
I'm excited to be able to share a copy with one of you readers. Just simply leave a comment that you'd like to be entered to win. MAKE SURE that your comment has an email address so I can contact you if you are randomly chosen as the winner. Contest will end at 8 PM (CST) on March 12th!
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